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Dip.Couns, Registered MBACP

About me

Hi I’m Maria, a person centred counsellor, Offering face to face and online sessions. I offer a free initial telephone consultation so we can chat through any worries you might have and discuss what you would like to cover in your sessions. It’s also a chance for us to meet and for you to decide if you want to move forward with your counselling journey with me.

I understand that starting therapy can be a really daunting experience and I am here to make you feel safe and supported throughout the process,  All questions and enquiries are very welcome, no matter how silly you might worry they are, no questions are silly questions. 

Why person centred?

Person centred counselling is about creating a space for you to feel heard, without judgement and fear of rejection.  A space where you can feel free and safe enough to really explore how you feel.  This is why I love this way of working because although these seem like simple things, in our lives day to day we are very rarely (if ever) met with unconditional love and acceptance from others. Without the fear of judgement as humans we really are able to sit and explore our past and emotions. I promise to hold the space for you to do this.

I won't offer advice but instead, will follow your story and be there empathically with you, to try and understand how it is for you in your experiences. I won't push you to talk about anything you don't feel able to, we work at your own pace. 

After the last year and a half there are so many people struggling with anxiety and  depression, if you are too, you are not alone and counselling can really help give you the tools and understanding move forward and cope. 

If you would like to find out more or just have an informal chat please get in touch. 

warmest regards 

Maria 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a fully qualified counsellor with a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic counselling L4
  • CPCAB Counselling skills L3
  • CPCAB Counselling skills L2
  • Agency work at Callywith College 
  • Online and telephone counselling 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

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